We had a great day at Stormont touring the building and hearing how proposals are debated and passed into Law. We were also lucky to met Alliance M.L.A, Kellie Armstrong who explained to us how M.L.A.’s are elected and the work they do. We even had our own mock debate in the Chamber, on the proposal, “School uniforms should be banned”! We’re sure you can guess which side won!
A reminder to our Eco Committee and School Council members that we are going to Stormont tomorrow, Tuesday 10th of April. We will have a tour of the building and learn more about the work of our M.L.A.’s and the decision making process.
We will be leaving at around 9.15 am and we will be back for normal home time at 3.10 pm. It is important that everyone is in full school uniform and brings a packed lunch, preferably in a disposable bag as we won’t be bringing school bags, (this is to speed our way through the security checks).
Our Student Council are organising a Christmas Jumper Day this Friday, 15th of December. Charge £1/pupil or £2/family, proceeds will be split, between schools funds and the Saint Vincent de Paul, Christmas Appeal.
Remember the essential elements of a Christmas Jumper: A Christmas/Winter scene with excessive amounts of green and red, embellished with glitter, lights, puff balls, bells….and why not top it all off with a Santa hat!
Thank you to the Student Council who organised a colouring competition last week as part of our “Odd Sock Day” marking Anti- bullying week. The winners were announced in Assembly today and all the lucky winners received a prize…of guess what? … A pair of cosy socks!!
This week is “Anti Bullying Week”. The theme this year is “All Equal, All Different, All Together”. On Friday we will have a special Assembly to mark the occasion and raise awareness of the issues around Bullying. We will talk about: what is bullying and how everyone has a role to play in helping, “To spot and to stop” bullying.
To add a little fun and to raise awareness that we are all different, and all unique, we are asking pupils to wear odd socks this Friday! The crazier the mismatch of colours and patterns the better.
P1 enjoying their new play equipment purchased by the Student’s Council. P2 and P3 also received new play resources on Friday in time for their break! The purchases were made possible through the funds raised by the very successful “Cake Sale” the Student Council organised last term. P4 to P7 classes have not been forgotten and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of new basket ball trainer nets for their yards. A big thank you to the Student Council for all their hard work! Well done.
A big thank you to everyone who supported our Student Council’s Cake Sale, we were overwhelmed by the generosity and effort put into baking all the “Goodies”, by 3 o’ clock we were sold out, not even a crumb left! Thank you for coming along and purchasing, we hope you enjoyed all the treats. At a rough count we think we raised around £500… amazing work everyone!
The Student Council are having a Bake Sale on Tuesday 28th of February to raise money for playground equipment for break and dinner times. If any parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle/ friend of the school could contribute some cakes or buns to the sale the Student Council would be very grateful. All donations can be left with the office on Monday 27th or Tuesday morning of the 28th, the sale will take place on the Tuesday afternoon.
Congratulations to our Student Council who organised a very successful Christmas Jumper Day last term. They raised over £200 and split the proceeds between the purchase of playground equipment for break times and the Southern Area Hospice. On Friday, James from the Hospice popped into Assembly and was presented with a cheque for £100 by the Student Council.
The Student Council would be delighted to hear from any “Bakers” who could lend their support and do some baking for their next event at the end of February, “A Cake and Bun sale”. If you can help please contact Aoife or Niamh (P7 A), or any member of the Student Council.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, we raised an amazing £212. We are donating £100 to The Southern Area Hospice in Newry and we will have fun spending the rest on new playground equipment for break times. Pictured are some of our Primary 7 class in their festive jumpers.
Happy Christmas everyone from the Student Council!